Post-announcement poll shows Ron DeSantis gain very little ground on Donald Trump
· Jun 1, 2023 ·

Well, there's no way to spin this, it looks like Ron DeSantis IS getting off to a lackluster start.

Usually, a presidential contender stays pretty low in the polls and then gets a major boost the minute they announce, but with the popular Florida Governor Ron DeSantis that has not been the case.

In a Morning Consult poll taken AFTER DeSantis's official campaign launch on Twitter, it shows that DeSantis's polling number went up by a slim 2 points, while he still holds second place against frontrunner, Donald Trump.

The poll shows that DeSantis has 22% of support from primary voters, but Donald Trump is still sitting pretty with a HUGE lead at 56%.

Who knows how accurate the polling is, and it's a long way till Iowa, a lot can happen, but you know that this poll has to be discouraging for Team DeSantis.

The poll was conducted between May 26-28 of 3,485 potential Republican primary voters, and has a margin of error of 4 percent.

The Morning Consult noted that Trump's lead against DeSantis has shrunk by 10 points since mid-May, but "much of that dip came before DeSantis officially began his bid."

DeSantis better hope that Trump agrees to debate and that those debates go well for Ronny D. This is just one poll, but it's a massive lead for the former president that will be tough to overcome.

There are many other Republicans that have announced and are planning to announce, none of which have major support. Conventional wisdom says that these candidates are siphoning votes away from DeSantis and helping Trump prop up his lead.

The rest of the field of Republican candidates, whether announced or rumored, have single-digit support each, with former Vice President Mike Pence receiving 5 percent, former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley receiving 4 percent as well as entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, South Carolina Senator Tim Scott receiving 3 percent support, former Representative Liz Cheney receiving 2 percent, and South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem, former Governor of Arkansas Asa Hutchinson, and the option of "someone else" receiving 1 percent support.

One thing is clear, if DeSantis wants to be the nominee he needs to put in a LOT of work between now and Iowa.

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